Eye on Travel

Radio Guest List–Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa–January 12, 2019

Locations in this article:  Johannesburg, South Africa

This week, Eye on Travel broadcasts from the luxury Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. Joining Peter is Vuyani Jarana, CEO of South African Airways, on the development of long-haul flights in aviation and the challenges of flying from, to and through the continent. Khadija Patel, Editor-in-Chief of the Mail & Guardian, on the history and some myths of South Africa, which still plague the nation. Then, Wayde Davy, Deputy Director at Apartheid Museum, on the era of segregation and the essential process of reconciliation in South African society. And Laurice Taitz, Journalist, Publisher and Editor of Johannesburg in Your Pocket city guide, explains Johannesburg versus Cape Town by using the analogy of a dating app. There’s all this and more as Eye on Travel  broadcasts from the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

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Jane-Therese Mulry, Executive Chef of Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, talks about the definition of African cuisine and how it was influenced by the region’s cultural roots. She explains the evolution of the concept of “farm-to-table.”

 

Hannah Pirnie, British Expat and Founder of Translating Me & Expats Homes, gives her recommendations on the best sights and activities in Johannesburg. Additionally, she shares her favorite breakfast place, where you can learn some tips about the city.

 

Lisa Johnston, Co-Author of Secret Johannesburg, reveals Johannesburg’s hidden gems that have Ethiopian and Portuguese cuisines. She also shares what unexpected things you can find in the city and also explains why Johannesburg is full of contradictions.

 

Khadija Patel, Editor-in-Chief of the Mail & Guardian and Co-Founder of the The Daily Vox, talks about the history of South Africa and how the crimes of the past continue to haunt the country. She explains why the younger generation is rebelling against the mythology upon which this nation was built. She then addresses the common misconceptions about safety in Johannesburg.

 

Wayde Davy, Deputy Director at Apartheid Museum, sheds light on the era of segregation and the process of reconciliation in South African society. She then shares the most important stories told in the Apartheid Museum, which are “must-hear” for everyone visiting the country.

 

Thando Moleketi, Food Blogger and Founder of Jozi Foodie Fix, talks about the evolution of the culinary scene in Johannesburg. The local cuisine used to be predominantly Portuguese and Greek, but over time, it embraced its Pan-African roots. She then walks Peter through the culinary palette of the continent.

 

Laurice Taitz, Journalist, Publisher and Editor of Johannesburg in Your Pocket city guide, explains Johannesburg versus Cape Town by using the analogy of a dating app. Johannesburg is an extremely diverse city, and it’s now experiencing a boom of new businesses.

 

David Higgs, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur and Owner of Marble Restaurant, talks about how as a result of many international chefs moving to South Africa, the country underwent a food explosion. He also shares something he put on the menu that he expected to be the best-seller, but it tanked.

 

Denise Tasara, Front Office Manager of Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, explains how the history of Saxon Hotel makes it a unique hotel. Additionally, she shares unusual requests from her guests.

 

Vuyani Jarana, CEO of South African Airways, joins the program to discuss the development of long-haul flights in aviation and the innovation that has allowed travelers to travel seamlessly. Vuyani then dives into South Africa’s historical trek to democracy including some of the key figures and the fitting name of Johannesburg’s international airport. She also speaks about the challenges of covering such a massive continent including some of the common misconceptions regarding African travel.